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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Co. on 4/15/2018

Itís a long road to get to the status of being a homeowner. Once all of the iís are dotted and the tís are crossed at closing, youíll be handed the keys to your wonderful new place to live. Now, youíll have a huge responsibility on your hands as well. Youíll need to pay the mortgage monthly. Youíll need to perform regular maintenance around the home. Youíll also need to pay for things like home insurance, utilities, and more. Everything that happens in your home when you have those keys is your responsibility. 


Once you have unpacked and settled into your new place, thereís a seemingly unending amount of things to do including organizing, unpacking, painting, decorating, cleaning, renovating, and so much more. You really need to take a break from all of that and take the time to bask in the glory of homeownership for a few minutes.        


Know What You Have Accomplished


Buying a home is not something that every person can achieve. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence to save up money, find a home you love, and close the deal. Youíll also learn a lot through the process of buying a home. Youíve established a sense of independence and freedom through buying a home; youíre truly living the American Dream. 


You Have Something To Call Your Own


As a homeowner, you are not the master of your own domain. Anything that you wish is your command. Any hobbies you have, whatever type of decorations you want, and the types of chairs you like to sit in are all your choice in your own home. Once you own a home you donít need to worry about the unruly neighbors upstairs or the landlord who wouldnít ket you paint the walls. Do you want to plant a vegetable garden in your yard? You can! Thereís no one there to tell you that you canít. Have a blast using your yard and your home the exact way that you want it. Now you can feel free to have friends over and entertain to your heartís content. This is one of the best parts of owning a home.


You Now Have A Better Financial Future


Buying a home is a smart investment. Youíre contributing positively to your financial future. Every mortgage payment that you make is contributing to something that you own. Thereís no security deposits and no fees for your pets. The longer you live in your home, the more equity that youíre building up since your property is increasing in value over time. If you continue to make timely payments and upkeep your home properly, youíll be able to really see a return on your initial investment on the home.  

    





Categories: Buying a Home   homeownership  


Posted by Donahue Real Estate Co. on 4/12/2018


54 Oak Road, Canton, MA 02021

Single-Family

$1,899,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
7/1
Full/Half Baths
Rare opportunity to own a custom built waterfront home on Reservoir Pond. Featuring timeless craftsmanship and rich detail throughout, this exquisite home includes five bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom, including a master suite with Juliet balcony, Jacuzzi tub and gas fireplace. Enter the home through the two story marble foyer with grand mahogany staircase, into a lovely sitting room with marble fireplace and custom built ins, a front office and formal dining room. The deck off of your cherry kitchen and dining area offer spectacular views of your private backyard and waterfront. Access your outdoor space from the walkout lower level family room with two story stone fireplace, wet bar, large game room, mudroom and full bathroom. This premier property offers over 100 feet of waterfront, a private sandy beach, dock and panoramic views of the water. Enjoy year round recreational use of Canton's Reservoir Pond, including boating, swimming and fishing directly from your property.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Donahue Real Estate Co. on 4/8/2018

Home staging is one of the most tried-and-true methods of selling your home faster. It can also help you increase the purchase price of your home by between one and five percent.

However, working with a professional home stager--while a good investment--is not always in everyoneís budget.

The good news is, there are a lot of simple and inexpensive ways to stage your home that will give visitors a good first impression, make for great photos for your online listing, and hopefully help speed up your home sale.

In todayís post, weíre going to break down six of the most effective and inexpensive home staging tips to help you sell your home faster.

1. Declutter everything

Cleaning out your home is one of the best ways to make it appear more spacious and welcoming. It gives you the chance to start packing items you wonít need until you move into your new home, and it opens up space to use a few choice decorations around the home.

For things like cabinets and closets, remove all of the items you wonít need until you move. A closet that is half-full will look much larger for guests viewing your home.

2. Clean carpets and polish wooden furniture

Carpets, flooring, and furniture make up a large percent of the visible space in your home. Leaving these items dirty or worn when selling your home is missing out on a huge opportunity to make your home look up-to-date and well-maintained.

You can rent a carpet cleaner for as little as $20, and a gallon of wood polish costs around $15, making these two items a solid investment for staging your home.

3. Paint with bright colors

When we paint our homes we usually choose colors that we like, rather than ones that appeal to the largest number of people. And although thatís a great thing while you own a home, it can be detrimental when it comes time to sell. Repainting dark walls in bright, neutral tones will make the room feel larger and well-lit.

4. Paint the front door while youíre at it

A freshly painted, bright colored front door can be the secret weapon when it comes to making your home stand out amongst your neighbors. It is a cheap way to quickly freshen up the exterior of your home and increase curb appeal.

5. Purchase a new welcome mat and mailbox

Welcome mats tend to get a lot of use and wear down. Similarly, mailboxes often get dented and faded over the years.

These two items can be excellent accents to improve the curb appeal of your home. Choose colors that match the overall color scheme of your home to establish a sense of continuity.

6.  Rearrange furniture to allow foot traffic

When someone comes to view your home, youíll want to sure they have ease of access to each part of the house. Rearrange the furniture in your kitchen, dining room, and bedrooms to make it easy to tour the home.





Posted by Donahue Real Estate Co. on 4/4/2018


103-105 Colbourne Crescent, Brookline, MA 02445

Multi-Family

$1,999,900
Price

2
Units
3,948
Approx. GLA
Highly sought after Aspinwall Hill location with spectacular views of downtown Boston. Overlooking Schick Park, this two family residence features two exceptionally large units with an abundance of natural light and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. The first two story unit offers seven rooms, including four bedrooms, updated kitchen, living and dining room, pantry with built ins and one and a half bathrooms. The second two story unit also offers seven rooms, including three spacious bedrooms, bright kitchen, dining room, living room, office, pantry with built ins and one and a half bathrooms. Opportunity to create two, 2000 square foot units or have an owner's unit with rental income! Driveway parking for six cars behind home, take Addington to private way beside Schick Park. Conveniently located to Washington Square, Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village and MBTA. Great opportunity for owner-occupant or investor/developer.
Open House
Saturday
April 07 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Donahue Real Estate Co. on 4/4/2018


103-105 Colbourne Crescent, Brookline, MA 02445

Multi-Family

$1,999,900
Price

2
Units
3,948
Approx. GLA
Highly sought after Aspinwall Hill location with spectacular views of downtown Boston. Overlooking Schick Park, this two family residence features two exceptionally large units with an abundance of natural light and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. The first two story unit offers seven rooms, including four bedrooms, updated kitchen, living and dining room, pantry with built ins and one and a half bathrooms. The second two story unit also offers seven rooms, including three spacious bedrooms, bright kitchen, dining room, living room, office, pantry with built ins and one and a half bathrooms. Opportunity to create two, 2000 square foot units or have an owner's unit with rental income! Driveway parking for six cars behind home, take Addington to private way beside Schick Park. Conveniently located to Washington Square, Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village and MBTA. Great opportunity for owner-occupant or investor/developer.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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